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Skunk Harbor

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Go back in time to the American Wild West on this private tour from South Lake Tahoe to Virginia City, Nevada. Follow part of the old Pony Express to reach the area of the Comstock Lode, founded in 1859 during the Gold Rush, and hear about the days when Mark Twain walked the dusty streets. In Virginia City, a National Historic Landmark District, you have free time to explore on your own before stopping in Carson City on the way back to South Lake Tahoe.
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Fishes99 wrote a review Oct 2019
Knoxville, Tennessee22 contributions9 helpful votes
The beach and old pavilion/party house are great and can keep you entertained for a few hours at least. It's relatively quiet in October when we've been; 2 times in 5 years. It's a great view and you can see cool critters and plants at the beach and during the hike. Hardest part is the parking, as there's little of it and one pull off requires walking along the road for a bit. The hike out is definitely the workout part of the hike with a pretty good gain in elevation. The trail is easy as it's mostly a sand/granite forest road.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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EinDC wrote a review Jul 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia9 contributions1 helpful vote
This hike was in the difficult side, because of the way back up to the road (steep incline), and as an east coaster - the elevation made it even more difficult. Saying that - I can’t wait to go back. The view and water was amazing. The hike and beach at the bottom was just about the most relaxing place I’ve been to.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Kimberly N wrote a review Sep 2018
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We are always on the lookout for hikes with our dog and dog friendly beaches at Lake Tahoe. Skunk Harbor was a great find as it combines both! As others have noted, parking is sparse so unless you go early in the morning, I would recommend heading there later in the afternoon when people are leaving. We were lucky to snag a spot yesterday afternoon near the green gate and headed with our dog down to the harbor. The hike down is fairly easy - you just need to take care when attempting the steep shortcuts to not slip. I tend to like hikes with rewards at the end and this one has one of the best! Skunk Harbor is absolutely stunning! I love the craggy rocks, the nooks and crannies to climb and explore. You can find lots of different sandy areas or bigger boulders to camp out on for the day. It is also interesting to walk around the former summer party home built in the 1920's for a wealthy California family. You can almost imagine what it would have been like to be there during the Roaring Twenties- with music, food and laughter in this beautiful spot! If you take the shortcuts back up instead of the main trail, be prepared for a bit of a workout! It can be rather steep!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Madison wrote a review Aug 2017
Dallas, Texas27 contributions12 helpful votes
Park on the side of Highway 28 by the green gate. Pack a picnic lunch and head down the trail to the lake for gorgeous views and crystal clear water. When you get to the lake, keep walking around to the right and find a spot on the rocks to enjoy the views. We had fun jumping off the rocks into the water. Save some energy for the hike back up the trail.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Ann M wrote a review Jun 2017
Davis, California141 contributions66 helpful votes
Park on side of Highway 28. Hike down to the lake for gorgeous views, photographs and flowers. Historic stone building at lakeside. Enjoy a picnic before you hike uphill. Approximately 2 hours for tourists.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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